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SCHOLARS & EDUCATORS

Scholarship Overview

The Community Foundation for a greater Richmond is pleased to offer over 70 scholarship opportunities for students living in the Richmond region and other Virginia locations. Each scholarship was established by a generous individual, family, or organization with a desire to assist high school students, recent high school graduates, and adult learners to continue their education. We award more than $500,000 in scholarships annually to local students pursuing higher education degrees.

Eligibility and application materials vary by scholarship. Carefully review each scholarship you are matched with to ensure you are eligible before applying.


Our Timeline

January 2, 2024: Applications open
March 5, 2024, by 5:00 p.m.: Deadline to submit applications and supporting materials
Mid-May, 2024: Applicants notified by mail or email about the status of their application(s)
June 6, 2024:  Recipients must sign and complete the electronic form(s) assigned
Early August 2024:  Scholarship money is sent directly to the recipient’s college.

 

 



Submitting Scholarship applications is easy!

 

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Explore scholarship opportunities

View a listing of all scholarships offered by the Community Foundation by clicking on the header that best describes you -  Richmond RegionNorthern Neck & Middle Peninsula, Other VA Localities, Recent High School Graduate or Adult Learners

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Create an account and take an Eligibility Quiz

Create an account in our online system and then you will be prompted to complete an Eligibility Quiz, which will narrow down the scholarships for which you may be eligible.

 

Apply

To begin an application in our online system, click the Apply button next to the name of the scholarship(s) to which you have been matched.  Once you complete the first application, you can click Copy to copy answers to common questions into other scholarships for which you may be eligible.


Downloadable PDFs

 

Individual scholarships may require additional forms as part of the completed application. Download by clicking below.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship funds for students in the Richmond region, Northern Neck, Middle Peninsula, and other Virginia localities attending post-secondary, technical, and vocational institutions of higher learning.
Each scholarship has different criteria. For example, some are evaluated only on the basis of merit and some consider financial need as a factor. Some focus on student athletes, others support a future field of study, like nursing or business. We encourage you to review the eligibility criteria of all scholarships you are matched with through the Eligibility Quiz in the online system.
Applications are available in early January with a deadline in early March.  Check the website for continued updates for specific dates.
Yes. You may apply for more than one scholarship if you are eligible to do so – that is, if you fit the eligibility criteria for that scholarship.
Yes.
You can save your information as you go and log back into the online system at anytime to continue working on your application.
If you have already submitted an application, and it is before the deadline, reach out to scholarships@cfrichmond.org for assistance.
There is no charge to apply.
No. All applications must be submitted online.
Review the eligibility criteria for each scholarship.
Maybe. It depends on the eligibility criteria for that scholarship.  If you are awarded a scholarship and your college choice changes, let the Community Foundation know right away by emailing scholarships@cfrichmond.org.
Yes. The online system will send you an automatic email acknowledging the receipt of your scholarship application (check your Junk or SPAM folder if you don’t receive an email upon submission).  This email does not confirm that your application is complete.
All information received is confidential and will only be reviewed by the appropriate scholarship review committee members who agree to maintain confidentiality.
No. Scholarships are charitable grants.
The Community Foundation will notify all applicants via email or mail in mid-May.
Scholarships are paid directly to the educational institution you will be attending by early August.

 

"As a scholarship recipient, it was comforting to know that there were other people outside of my family and friends rooting for me to succeed."

-Jessica Smith, Former Scholarship Recipient

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